At Whitehead Plumbing & Gas, we have a great team of loyal staff offering a diverse range of skills. We’re a friendly obliging lot too, and when you deal with us, you’ll always find our people willing to help you out in any way we can.

Mark Whitehead Managing Director Mark has been trading as a self-employed plumber for over 35 years. After completing his apprenticeship in Christchurch, Mark decided he’d like to work for himself and in 1979 he formed his own company.

Paul Olsen Manager Paul started his career with us as an apprentice in 2006. He is a qualified plumber, gasfitter and drainlayer and now manages our larger commercial projects.                                                                                                                                       .

Aaron Peterson Plumber and Gasfitter A valued employee since 2005, Aaron is our Foreman and handles most of our bigger contract work. Originally from the West Coast, he has worked in Australia before returning to New Zealand to work with us.

Raewyn Gorrie Office Manager From the deep south, Raewyn has lived in Christchurch since the age of 18. Raewyn keeps the logistics of our accounts and finances on track, without which exceptional delivery of our services to customers wouldn’t be possible.

Mark Wilson

Tradesman Plumber / Gasfitter

Simon Barrett

Tradesman Plumber / Gasfitter

Kyle Sinnett

Plumber / Gasfitter

Neil Bradford


Norm Charles

Foreman Plumber Summerset Casebrook Site

John Stewart

Tradesman Plumber

James Boag

Plumber / Gasfitter

Isaac Hogarth

Plumber / Apprentice Drainlayer

Kris Griffiths 


Jackson Guy

Plumber / Gasfitter

Ben Waterson

Plumber / Gasfitter

Matt Neale

Apprentice Plumber / Gasfitter

Elijah Coulston

Apprentice Plumber / Gasfitter / Drainlayer

Paris Kara

Apprentice Plumber / Gasfitter / Drainlayer

Training and Apprenticeships

We strongly believe in the importance of nurturing and training young people for our industry and regularly offer apprenticeships to aspiring and technically talented young people. All our apprentices attend regular industry training courses, reinforced by valuable on the job experience. Our apprentices are generally fully supervised by one of our qualified staff until deemed competent.